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RE: Tell me about the confused OCP.

From: Janardhana Babu <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 11:48:42 -0700
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I do not think the certification is valid forever. We need to take the upgrade exam before your certification expires. The expiration dates will be available at <> After the expiration date, we need to start all over again to get the certification. Let me know if Iam wrong.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Surendra_Tirumala [] Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 12:18 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: RE: Tell me about the confused OCP.

Xiaoliang Chen,
Once you are certfied in any particular stream( 7/8/8i), your certification is valid forever.And whenever you want to take up the upgradation exam just take it.

Best thing for you is to go for 8 stream and later you can think of taking up 8i upgradation.My observation is that it is much difficult to clear 8i exam directly because of so many new features.


From: Xiaoliang Chen
Reply To:
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 11:46 PM
To:     Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L 
Subject:        Tell me about the confused OCP. 

	hi, all, 

	I decide to pass my OCP DBA in two months. But I do not if I
directly choose
Oracle8i test package or choose Oracle8 test package and then have a Oracle8i new features test.

        One of my friend said this to me:
Let me tell you why it is not good to do oracle 8i at the moment. 1. It will cost you a lot since no one has the stuff for oracle 8i and is selling it on the net.
2. the market will not revert to oracle 8i before a couple of years, because mosst companies recently migrated from oracle 7.3 to oracle 8 3. if you do oracle 8 and give the upgrade exam you will have two certification. oracle 8 dba and 8i dba.

        I am afraid I could hardly get Exam crams about Oracle8i at this time. Maybe
I should first pass the Oracle8 and then pass the upgrate test. But someone tell me one must pass the upgrate test in 6 months from the day the new version was coming up. Which mean if Oracle8i was coming up on 01/01/00, I have to pass the upgrate test from Oracle8 to Oracle8i before 07/01/00. That mean I could not the upgrate test.....I am so me!
What is your all 's suggestion? Please give me a reply. Your reply will be fully appreciated.

        Best wishes!
Yours sincerely, Xiaoliang Chen

SUN certified Solaris7 System Administrator

Author: Xiaoliang Chen

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